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DiedFebruary 9, 1881, Saint Petersburg, Russia
SpouseAnna Dostoyevskaya
FactDostoevsky, next to Tolstoy and Turguenev, is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of 19th Century, for his major works 'Crime and Punishment', 'The Idiot', 'The devils' and 'The Karamazov brothers'. These four have been the basis for many movies.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky was born on November 11, 1821, in Moscow, Russia. His parents were Mikhail Andreevich and Maria Dostoyevskaya. His father was a retired military doctor. His mother died when he was 15. He had four brothers and sisters. His older brother, Mikhail, died at the age of 23. His younger brother, Alexander, died at the age of 19. His sister, Varvara, died at the age of 21. His sister, Alexandra, died at the age of 24.

Dostoyevsky was educated at home and at a private school. He studied at the Moscow Institute of Technology from 1838 to 1843. He was expelled from the institute for participating in a student protest. He then joined the Army Engineering Corps. He left the army in 1846 and began to write.

Dostoyevsky’s first novel, “Poor Folk,” was published in 1846. It was a success and brought him fame. He followed it with “The Double” in 1846 and “The Village of Stepanchikovo” in 1859.

In 1864, Dostoyevsky’s wife died of tuberculosis. This caused him to have a nervous breakdown. He gambling and became addicted to opium. He was in debt and had to borrow money from friends.

In 1867, Dostoyevsky’s novel “Crime and Punishment” was published. It is the story of a man who kills an old woman for money. The novel was a success and is considered one of the greatest novels ever written.

In 1868, Dostoyevsky’s novel “The Idiot” was published. It is the story of a man who is too good for this world. The novel was not a success.

In 1871, Dostoyevsky’s novel “The Possessed” was published. It is the story of a group of people who are possessed by demons. The novel was a success and is considered one of the greatest novels ever written.

In 1872, Dostoyevsky’s novel “The Brothers Karamazov” was published. It is the story of three brothers who kill their father. The novel was a success and is considered one of the greatest novels ever written.

Dostoyevsky died on January 28, 1881, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

General Info

Full NameFyodor Dostoyevsky
DiedFebruary 9, 1881, Saint Petersburg, Russia
ProfessionAuthor, Philosopher, Novelist, Engineer, Journalist, Essayist
EducationMilitary Engineering-Technical University


SpouseAnna Dostoyevskaya
ChildrenLyubov Dostoyevskaya, Alexey Dostoyevsky, Sonya Dostoyevskaya, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
ParentsMikhail Dostoyevsky, Maria Nechayeva
SiblingsMikhail Dostoyevsky, Andrey Dostoyevsky, Vera Dostoyevskaya, Aleksandra Dostoyevskaya, Nikolai Dostoyevsky, Varvara Dostoyevskaya, Lyubov Dostoyevskaya


MoviesThe Double, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, Notes from Underground, The Brothers Karamazov, Saawariya, Nastasja, The Karamazov Brothers, Four Nights of a Dreamer, Inside, Down House, White Nights, The Possessed, A Gentle Woman, Raskolnikow, L'Amour braque, Besy, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, The G...

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1The world will be saved by beauty.
2The whole work of man seems to consist in nothing but proving to himself every minute that he is a man and not a piano key.


1Dostoevsky, next to Tolstoy and Turguenev, is regarded as one of the greatest novelists of 19th Century, for his major works 'Crime and Punishment', 'The Idiot', 'The devils' and 'The Karamazov brothers'. These four have been the basis for many movies.
2His novel, "Crime and Punishment", has been called the most famous novel in the world.



NovelaTV Series 1 episode, 1970 novel - 24 episodes, 1964 - 1976
O Julgamento1976TV Series novel "Bratya Karamazovy"
Vanhan ruhtinaan rakkaus1976TV Movie novel "Dyadyushkin son"
The Musician Killer1976novel "Netochka Nezvanova"
Il lungo viaggio1975TV Mini-Series novel - 2 episodes
Min fars hus1974TV Short biography
Ficciones1974TV Series 1 episode
Narri kartanon valtiaana1974TV Movie novel "Selo Stepanchikovo i ego obitateli"
Noites Brancas1973TV Movie novel "Belye noci"
Selo Stepanchikovo i yego obitateli1973TV Movie story
To theatro ton neon1973TV Series novel - 1 episode
Zlocin i kazna1972TV Movie
Die Ballade von der Geige1972TV Movie original idea
I demoni1972TV Mini-Series novel
Las grandes novelas1971-1972TV Series 2 episodes
Ponizeni i navredeni1971TV Movie novel "Unizhennye i oskorblyonnye"
Four Nights of a Dreamer1971short story "White Nights"
Een zachtmoedige vrouw1971TV Movie
Crime et châtiment1971TV Movie novel "Crime and Punishment"
Alta comedia1971TV Series 1 episode
Vujkoviot son1970TV Movie novel
Crime and Punishment1970novel "Prestuplenie i nakazanie"
Mine yndlingsbøger1970TV Movie documentary novels - uncredited
Les frères Karamazov1969TV Movie novel "The Brothers Karamazov"
Oameni sarmani1969TV Movie short story
NET Opera Theater1969TV Series novel - 1 episode
I fratelli Karamazov1969TV Mini-Series novel
Der ewige Gatte1969TV Movie novel
Maz pod lózkiem1969TV Short story
Une femme douce1969from the short story by
Cuernos debajo de la cama1969story - as Dostoyevsky
Krotká1969TV Movie novel
The Possessed1969TV Mini-Series novel - 6 episodes
Bratya Karamazovy1969novel "The Brothers Karamazov"
Der Idiot1968TV Series novel
Die fremde Frau und der Mann unterm Bett1968TV Movie play - as Fedor Michailowitsch Dostojewsky
L'idiot1968TV Movie novel "The Idiot"
Partner1968novel: "The Double" - uncredited
Gebroeders Karamazow1968TV Movie novel "The Brothers Karamazov"
The Gambler1968TV Mini-Series story
Vasvaseye sheitan1967novel
Rikos ja rangaistus1967TV Series novel "Prestuplenie i nakazanie" - as Fedor Mihailovitsh Dostojevski
Dyadushkin son1966story
Skvernyy anekdot1966story
Festival1966TV Series novel "Crime and Punishment" - 1 episode
The Idiot1966TV Mini-Series novel - 1 episode
Neprijatelj1965novel Dvojnik
Primera fila1964-1965TV Series novel - 2 episodes
Il padrone del villaggio1965TV Mini-Series novel "The Village of Stepanchikovo" - 2 episodes
Il giocatore1965TV Mini-Series novel "The Gambler" - 2 episodes
De eeuwige echtgenoot1965TV Movie novel
Onkelchens Traum1965TV Movie story
The Brothers Karamazov1964TV Mini-Series novel - 1 episode
Die Sanfte1964TV Movie story
ITV Play of the Week1964TV Series 1 episode
Helle Nächte1964TV Movie play
Grande Teatro TupiTV Series 2 episodes, 1963 story - 1 episode, 1964 novel - 1 episode, 1957
A játékos1964TV Movie as Dosztojevszkij
Ocho estrellas en busca del amor1964TV Series 1 episode
Delitto e castigo1963TV Movie novel "Crime and Punishment"
Dva presudna dana1963TV Movie
Confesión de Stavroguin1963Short novel
Die Besessenen1962TV Movie novel
Le joueur1962TV Movie novel "The Gambler"
Le notti bianche1962TV Movie
Den evige ektemann1961TV Movie based on novel - as Fjodor Dostojewski
De vernederden en de gekrenkten1961TV Movie novel
Krokodil1960TV Movie novel
Belye nochi1960novel - as F. M. Dostoyevskiy
Ujkin san1959TV Movie novel
Raskolnikoff1959TV Movie novel "Crime and Punishment" - as Fedor M. Dostojewskij
Crime & Punishment, USA1959novel "Crime and Punishment"
L'idiota1959TV Mini-Series novel "The Idiot" - 6 episodes
Le joueur1958novel "The Gambler"
Umiliati e offesi1958TV Mini-Series novel "Unizhennye i oskorblyonnye"
La logeuse1958TV Movie novel
The Idiot1958novel "The Idiot"
The Brothers Karamazov1958novel "The Brothers Karamazov"
Le Notti Bianche1957novel "White Nights/Belye noci" - as Fedor Dostoevskij
Onkelchens Traum oder Eine seltsame Verlobung1957TV Movie writer - as Fjodor Dostojewski
Crime and Punishment1956novel "Crime and Punishment" - as Dostoïevsky
Climax!1956TV Series novel "Crime and Punishment" - 1 episode
The Gambler1956TV Movie novel
TV de Vanguarda1955-1956TV Series novel - 3 episodes
Il sogno dello zio1956TV Movie play
Crime et châtiment1955TV Movie novel "Crime and Punishment"
BBC Sunday-Night Theatre1953TV Series novel - 1 episode
Chi no hate made1953story
The Philip Morris Playhouse1953TV Series novel - 1 episode
Your Favorite Story1953TV Series story - 1 episode
Raskolnikow1953TV Movie novel
Crimen y castigo1951novel "Crime and Punishment" - as Fedor Dostoiewski
The Idiot1951novel "The Idiot"
The Great Sinner1949novel "The Gambler" - uncredited
Barrio de pasiones1948novel
I fratelli Karamazoff1947novel "The Brothers Karamazov"
The Eternal Husband1946novel "The Eternal Husband" - as Dostoiewsky
L'idiot1946novel "The Idiot" - as Dostoievsky
Fear1946novel "Crime and Punishment" - uncredited
Crime and Punishment1945novel "Crime and Punishment" - as Fedor Dostojevskij
Le joueur1938novel "The Gambler"
Der Spieler1938novel "The Gambler" - as F.M. Dostojewski
Crime and Punishment1935novel "Crime and Punishment" - as Dostoievsky, Feodor Dostoievsky
Crime and Punishment1935novel "Crime and Punishment"
House of Death1932novel
Les frères Karamazoff1931novel "The Brothers Karamazov" - as Fédor Dostoïevski
Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff1931novel "The Brothers Karamazov"
Jinsei no uramichi1929novel "Idiot"
Za glosem serca1926novel "Skrzywdzeni i porzuceni"
Raskolnikow1923novel "Crime and Punishment"
A megbüvöltek1921
Irrende Seelen1921novel
Nella morsa della colpa1921novel
Die Brüder Karamasoff1921novel "The Brothers Karamazov"
Il principe idiota1920novel "The Idiot"
Die rollende Kugel1919novel "The Gambler"
L'idiota1919novel "The Idiot"
Crime and Punishment1917novel "Crime and Punishment"
Bratya Karamazovy1915novel "The Brothers Karamazov"
Possessed1915Short novel
Nikolay Stavrogin1915story "Devils"
Prestuplenie i nakazanie1913novel "Crime and Punishment"
Idiot1910Short novel "The Idiot"
Crime & Punishment2015/Inovel "Crime and Punishment" completed
Hold Empty2015novel "Notes from Underground" completed
El jugador2016novel
MY NEIGHBOUR MARTiKA2016based in part on the novel by
The Gambler2015novel "The Gambler"
Kletka2015story Krotkaya
Notes from the Underground2015TV Series novel
Johnny Walker2015inspiration: novel "Notes from the Underground"
Strangely in Love2014novel
Dark Nights2014story
Fyodor Dostoevsky's a Little Hero2014Short original story
Nameless Nobody2013TV Movie
The Double2013novella
Spirits2013/IShort story
The Brothers Karamazov2013TV Mini-Series based on the novel by - 9 episodes
Student2012novel "Crime and Punishment"
Tsumi to batsu2012TV Series based on the novel by - 1 episode
Yeralti2012novel "Zapiski iz podpolya"
Son of Man2011Short short story "The Grand Inquisitor"
Venice Shore Nights2011short story
Feljegyzések az egérlyukból2011TV Movie novel
The Gentleman Takes His Leave2010Short novel
The Man Who Sold the World2009story
The Seducer2009short story
Le notti bianche2009Short novel
Bratya Karamazovy2009TV Mini-Series novel - 12 episodes
Le déchirement au salon2009Short novel
Karamazovi2008novel "The Brothers Karamazov"
Z mrtvého domu - From the House of the Dead2008TV Movie based on "Memoirs from the House of the Dead" - as F.M. Dostoevsky
Melah Ha'arets2006novel
Hét hónappal késöbb2006Short novel
Besy2006TV Mini-Series novel
Tropical Snack2005Short novel
White Nights2005story
Prestuplenie i nakazanie2005Short novel "Crime and Punishment"
Die Spielerin2005TV Movie novel "Der Spieler"
J'irai cracher sur vos tongs2005novel "Notes from Underground"
Nina2004novel "Crime and Punishment"
Idiot2003TV Mini-Series novel - 2 episodes
Inquisition2002TV Movie novel "The Brothers Karamazov"
Crime and Punishment2002novel "Crime and Punishment"
Crime and Punishment2002TV Movie novel "Crime and Punishment"
V noci2001Short novella "White Nights/Belye noci"
Daun Haus2001novel "Idiot"
Dämonen2000TV Movie novel
Zbrodnia i kara2000Short novel "Crime and Punishment"
The Eternal Husband1999novel "The Eternal Husband"
The Shade1999story
Návrat idiota1999novel "The Idiot"
Crime and Punishment1998TV Movie novel "Crime and Punishment"
I Kalothanati1998Short short story
The Gambler1997novel "The Gambler"
Bajo la piel1996novel "Crime and Punishment"
The Rockford Files: Punishment and Crime1996TV Movie novel "Crime and Punishment" - uncredited
Natalia1995TV Mini-Series story
Notes from Underground1995novel "Notes from Underground"
Nastazja1994novel "The Idiot"
Sin compasión1994novel "Crime and Punishment"
El marido perfecto1993
L'éternel mari1993TV Movie novel
From the House of the Dead1992TV Movie novel
Son smeshnogo cheloveka1992Short story
Schuld und Sühne1992TV Movie
Belye nochi1992book
Dezerter1992story "The Eternal Husband"
Idiot1991TV Mini-Series story
Venere paura1991novella
A Divina Comédia1991extracts - as Dostoievski
Unizhennye i oskorblyonnye1991novel "Unizhennye i oskorblyonnye"
Utskinari1991story "Krotkaya"
La vengeance d'une femme1990inspiration - as Dostoïevski, story "The Eternal Husband"
Vechnyy muzh1990book
Poseshcheniye1989story "Son smeshnovo cheloveka"
Selo Stepanchikovo i ego obitateli1989TV Movie novel
Les possédés1988novel - as Féodor Dostoievski
Dream1988Short novel - as F. Dostoevsky
TV Teatar Ujakov San1987TV Movie
Jour et nuit1986inspiration: novel "Notes from the Underground"
Sztyepancsikovo falu és lakói1986TV Movie play - as Dosztojevszkij
A Gentle Spirit1985Short short story: A Gentle Creature
L'amour braque1985novel "The Idiot"
Chuzhaya zhena i muzh pod krovatyu1984TV Movie story
Kepissä on kaksi päätä1984TV Movie novels - as F.M. Dostojevski
Aikalainen1984novel "Notes from underground"
Podrostok1983TV Mini-Series novel
Rikos ja rangaistus1983novel
Delitto e castigo1983TV Mini-Series book - 3 episodes
Két férfi az ágy alatt1982TV Movie novel - as Dosztojevszkij
The Underground Man1981novel "Notes from Underground"
To theatro tis Defteras1981TV Series 1 episode
Bobo la tête1980short story "A propos de neige fondue"
Teu Tua1979novel - segment "Um Homem Debaixo da Cama"
Unizhennyye i oskorblyonnyye1979TV Movie novel
Das Idol von Mordassow1979TV Movie original story
Crime and Punishment1979TV Mini-Series novel - 3 episodes
Le grand inquisiteur1979TV Movie novel "Les frères Karamazov"
Die Dämonen1977TV Mini-Series novel - as Fjodor M. Dostojewskij
A bosszú1977TV Movie as Dosztojevszkij
Humillados y ofendidos1977TV Series novel "Unizhennye i oskorblyonnye" - 3 episodes


Z mrtvého domu - From the House of the Dead2008TV Movie writer: "Z mrtvého domu, Opera in three acts" - as Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky


Norte, hangganan ng kasaysayan2013special thanks - as Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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